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06-17-2009, 01:19 PM #1
'Kambakkht Ishq' director praises Akshay Kumar
Two of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's big budget films may have bombed this year, but it doesn't worry director Sabbir Khan who has cast him in his ready-to-release mega-budget directorial debut movie Kambakkht Ishq.
"Failures of Akshay's movies don't affect me at all because a movie is a movie...and as a director, you just want to know whether the audiences want to see it or not," Khan told IANS in an interview.
"Everybody goes through ups and downs. An actor's last success doesn't mean anything for a director...That way we wouldn't have had any more movies of Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan or Tom Cruise," he added.
Both of Akshay's much-hyped releases this year, Chandni Chowk To China and 8X10 Tasveer, had bombed at the box-office.
"I think whosoever's worked with Akshay will want to repeat him. He becomes an instant favourite because of the person he is. He is a genuine human being and a brilliant actor," said Khan who earlier worked as an assistant director in an Akshay starrer, the 2004 comedy Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
The first time director, who has scripted Kambakkht Ishq, was in the capital to promote the film.